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Been a while since I’ve been on a plane but even then I recall hand luggage being a combination of a bag hastily stuffed with things that weren’t allowed in your main luggage and essentials you might need on the flight such as a decent book, ear plugs and your own headphones. And a change of clothes. Just in case your main case goes missing on arrival…

The Horizn M5 has been designed for those who make regular flights and have business trips away (and people like me who find it hard to do anything but just chuck stuff in). It comes with a Smart Charger (10,000 mAh) that has been certified for use on all airlines and has 2 USB ports as well as a 1m USB cable. You also get a Premium Laundry Bag that tucks away nicely and is made from water-repellent nylon (the same stuff as on the lining of the case). To further help, there are 2 mesh screens that compartmentalise your luggage which are dual-zippered and, to top it off inside, there is an adjustable compression pad to keep your belongings tightly packed.

Unsurprisingly, just as much thought has gone in to the outside. The shell is made from aero-space grade polycarbonate which is as tough and durable as you would expect, as well as being lightweight. The whole case weighs in at 3.8Kg, leaving you with 6.2 to play with for most airlines and its dimensions fit the majority of airline limits. It also has a TSA-approved lock on the main compartment ensuring your personal items should stay personal. A laptop-sized pocket on the outside tops it off as far as convenience is concerned. Finally, the whole thing is completely vegan-friendly and the production process is 99% waste-free. You shouldn’t need to buy another hand luggage case again. RRP €530

4 out of 5

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Very well thought out and engineered. Pricey but will last as long as you need it to.
  • Tough and durable
  • 360° Japanese spinner wheels
  • 100% Vegan-friendly
  • Laptop pocket is water resistant
  • Expensive